An Elegant Weapon TECHNOLOGY

An Elegant Weapon TECHNOLOGY
No longer content to simplify the science of night vision and hybrid cars, HowStuffWorks.com is covering the fictional. The lightsaber receives the site's techie-to-layman treatment in a quick guide that can help you distinguish between a blade arc tip and a diatium power cell. Despite the fact that only George Lucas knows for sure, this commentary does not take its responsibility lightly - including warnings to youngsters like "never look down the barrel of a lightsaber, even if you are sure it is in safe mode." A full schematic and exploration of the interior provides more talk about adjusting crystals than the annual Om Festival, while the article closes with a photo insert demonstrating alternative usages for the blade, such as hedge trimming and reheating coffee. It's a must-read for your final far, far away comedown. (http://www.electronics.howstuffworks.com/lightsaber.htm)